This is a great deal for anyone who has yet to own the fantastic Fire Emblem: Awakening and is looking for more 3DS RPG goodness down the road. Nintendo's really pushing these savings lately. Shin Megami Tensei IV won't be going live until July 16th and contrary to the pic above, there doesn't seem to be any further details provided when checking the game pages.
EDIT: It seems this may be a deal that applies to simply registering the games and not necessarily purchasing them from the eShop. If the screenshot is anything to go by (wouldn't be the first time Nintendo screwed up!), then the Club Nintendo logo and physical boxes could indicate that anyone who owns both, physical or digital, will receive the 30$ credit. Also worth noting is that Atlus stressed that we register the game and teased an announcement for this week. If this is indeed what it was hinting at, then we're all in for a nice treat regardless of which version we purchased.
We think you will love both Shin Megami Tensei IV and Fire Emblem Awakening for the Nintendo 3DS™ system. For a limited time only, you can get a $30 Nintendo eShop credit when you buy and register both games and complete the registration surveys by August 31, 2013. Your $30 credit can be used to buy any content available from the Nintendo eShop.
I wonder the same thing. I'm looking forward to the physical version of Shin Megami Tensei IV since it has all those bonus goodies that come with it. But I may return the game and get the digital version if it means I can get $30 back.
On the other hand... it may not apply to me anyway, since my digital copy of Fire Emblem Awakening came pre-loaded on my LE 3DS system. Guess I'll have to do some research to see if I'm eligible.
Wait, is this from digital purchase or just registering the games? Considering the Club Nintendo logo is on the page and it shows pictures of physical boxes too, then maybe anyone that registers both games gets this?
Atlus has been teasing on social media that people should register SMT4 on Club Nintendo because of reasons. That points to physical copies being included in the promotion. They wouldn't need to tell you to register a digital copy since that's automatic for eShop purchases.
@Guillaume I loved Radiant Historia, but that's a very different thing. I haven't played any of their hardcore old-schooly ones (which I think is SMT's style). I enjoyed the Etrian Odyssey IV demo more than I expected, but I'm not sure about it as a 30+ hour commitment.
Hmm. Well SMTIV is pretty tough while being forgiving at the same time. First, the second time you die, you can switch to Easy difficulty, which I haven't done yet but probably will. Second, when you die, you can have Charon (the lord of death or whatever) revive you for a fee, using either the in-game currency or Play Coins (which is awesome).
The tutorials are intrusive at first, but they do tell you everything you need to know to get going. And while there are a lot of different ways to customize your character or your party of demons (which has some "Pokémon" to it, though you're not tasked with catching them all), the info is always right there on the screen.
I'm only four hours in, though, and I can tell I'm gonna be marathoning this one. But yeah, it's not as intimidating as I thought it would be, it looks great, and it's fun.
Since I already have Fire Emblem, it would essentially cost me 20 bucks to get SMT4 (since it's 50 bucks, right?). Well, not really, but I could then get Mario Golf or Mario & Luigi for ten bucks, essentially.
Not bad, Nintendo, not bad at all.
Now I just have to decide if I even want to play an SMT game. To be honest, the character art doesn't do anything for me. If the story and gameplay is good, though...
I bought Fire Emblem off the eShop, so I completely forgot to do the stupid registration survey before it expired...hopefully that doesn't wind up making me miss out on the deal....though I have a bad feeling it will ;p
You can always call Nintendo. (1-800-448-6797.) They make it a policy not to reactivate surveys, but they might do it once in this case. They did for me after I explained it was the first time buying a full retail game on the eShop and was not aware of the 1 week time limit to complete the registration survey. (Less than 15 minutes ago. I didn't even have to sign an NDA. He didn't give me all the surveys back that I forgot to do for the Ambassador' Program, but that's fair.)
Seriously, they should remind you when you download each game. It'd be more reasonable than telling me how to use bombs every single time I open a chest with bombs in every Zelda game ever.